Rhinocerous Viper

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Mike B in OKlahoma
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Rhinocerous Viper

Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »


These guys have some fascinating structure on the face, but they are very difficult to shoot in the extreme closeups that I like, because the structure uses up too much DOF, and something important ends up blurry. Every once in awhile, I get it from a decent angle though. I have mixed feelings about the second horn in back lining up so well with the front one, though.

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Post by beetleman »

Very beautiful snake Mike. Great capture...I love the keels on the scales, prickly looking :shock:
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Post by Ken Ramos »

This is a great close-up shot :o Are these also referred to at times, as being "Horned Vipers?" :-k As for the alignment of the two horns being so close, I would not have noticed, had you not pointed them out but they look okay to me. :D

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Post by MacroLuv »

Very nice colors and pretty sharp thorns, Mike. :shock: Does it protect him from predators?
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Post by Danny »

These guys have some fascinating structure on the face
Oh yeah, truly fascinating Mike. Man thats sharp, real sharp. The scales have real depth. Great shot and work again Mike. :D

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Post by cactuspic »

Great shot Mike. I love the sharp detail.


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